Monday, May 19, 2014

Stepping the Hobie Getaway Mast Solo

I've seen lots of questions about the proper way of raising ones mast solo . I came across a video of someone at Hobie doing this on an only  Hobie 16 so I thought I would give it a try. My normal method form stepping my mast isn't that different from this except I have my son or wife attach the for-stay pin.

To do this you need an extra shackle attached to your for-say adjuster. You then attach your jib line to the for-stay and use the jib line to hold the mast in place while your attach the pin.

  

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Summer 2014 the Ice is Cracking

Well summer is soon upon us, even here in the mountain states. I haven't uncovered by Hobie, but I'm thinking I'll dust it off in one more week and take it out for a spring sail.  I wanted to do a quick post in hopes of getting back in the habit.

If you need an a sailing buddy Utah to get you motivated check out this organization.

http://www.utahsailing.com/

I have to be honest I haven't gone out and meet them myself, but they sponsor several regattas through out the summer as well as do a yearly sailing / camping trip at Bear lake. I have meet a few of them and they are good people .